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|Abstract||Records of John Rogers, a minister of the Disciples of Christ who lived near Carlisle in Nicholas County, Ky., and preached in Kentucky, Missouri, Virginia, Ohio, and Indiana. The books are an autobiography coverning the years 1800-1833 (written in 1859-1863) incorporating parts of diaries and theological writings, and daily diaries of ministerial activities for 1850-1851 and 1859. Issues discussed in the autobiography include his call to the ministry, his education, a journey through Missouri in 1825, a journey through Virginia in 1827, the question of dancing, the views of Alexander Campbell (1788-1866) and Barton Warren Stone (1772- 1844) and the union of their followers, the work of the American Colonization Society in Kentucky and public sentiment in the 1830s concerning slavery, and ministerial efforts in southern Kentucky.|
|Creator||Rogers, John, 1800-1867.|
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John Rogers was born in Clarke County, Ky., 6 December 1800, the son of Ezekiel and Rebecca Williamson Rogers. He was a traveling evangelist for the Disciples of Christ, who lived mainly in the Carlisle, Ky., area.
The three volumes in this collection include Rogers's autobiography and two journals, June 1850-November 1851 and October-December 1859, with notes concerning his travels, writings, and other evangelical work as a preacher for the Disciples of Christ. The autobiography, apparently written from 1856 to 1863, covers his life to 1833. It is divided into the seventeen chapters described below:
Chapter 1: Family background; youth in Kentucky; apprenticeship in a cabinet business in Millersburg, Bourbon County, Ky.; joining the church and following of Stone and Campbell.
Chapter 2: First efforts at preaching and Ohio and Indiana meetings.
Chapter 3: Schooling at George Town, Ky.; ordination in 1820; working in Kentucky and Ohio and settling in Carlisle, Ky.
Chapter 4: Marriage and life in Carlisle, 1822-1825.
Chapters 5-8: Tour of Missouri, 1825, including a copy of his journal for that period. He traveled 1700 miles in three months preaching.
Chapter 9: Cabinet business in partnership with R. D. Henry in Carlisle; preaching; and the beginning of his tour of Virginia.
Chapters 10-11: Tour of Virginia continued, 1827, with his journal incorporated, and selections quoted from letters and addressed by Rogers on church and theological matters.
Chapter 12: Question of dancing and excitement over the views of Alexander Campbell.
Chapter 13: Discussion of the American Colonization Society and its work in Kentucky; public sentiment regarding slavery, 1830; and quotes from his sermons and those of others on the problem.
Chapter 14: Union of the followers of Stone and Campbell, 1832, and essays from various sources on doctrine.
Chapter 15: Continuing discussion about the union, labors of the writer, and letters and writings by Rogers on controversial church issues.
Chapter 16: Series of Rogers's essays, written about 1832, on the remission of sins.
Chapter 17: Rogers's labors, 1833, especially south of the Kentucky River, when Asiatic cholera hit the state during the summer.Back to Top
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Updated by: Kathryn Michaelis, January 2010
This collection was processed with support from the Randleigh Foundation Trust.Back to Top